Job Title: Attorney Adviser (Sr. Special Counsel)Job Announcement Number: 14-EX-1182684-CMH
Agency: Securities and Exchange Commission
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/ Per Year
Thursday, August 7, 2014 to
Monday, August 18, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nations securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.
A career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. The SEC provides:
- Careers that broaden and deepen your already accomplished knowledge, skills and abilities;
- An environment that allows you to work and learn with the nations experts;
- Benefits, compensation and career expansion opportunities; and
- A balance between your professional and family life.
To find out more about the SEC, go to http://www.sec.gov.
The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:
- Paid dental and vision insurance;
- Subsidy for health insurance, which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage and by $50 for family coverage;
- Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program;
- Mass transportation subsidy;
- "WorkSmart" - Opportunities for flexible work schedules and expanded telework
The Division of Investment Management (Division) works to protect investors, promote informed investment decisions and facilitate appropriate innovation in investment products and services through regulating the asset management industry. The Division is responsible for the Commission's regulation of investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers. Types of investment companies include mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies, unit investment trusts, and exchange-traded funds.
- This position is open to US Citizens AND
- persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship
- as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B)
DUTIES:Back to top
Typical Duties Include:
Serving as senior special counsel in the Risk and Examinations Office (REO) in the Division of Investment Management.
Handling projects involving complex legal questions relating to regulated investment advisers and investment companies, including private funds. Assuming independent responsibility for projects and may have other staff members assigned to work with him or her as projects require.
Conducting legal research in connection with REOs risk monitoring and examination programs, and providing guidance on the Divisions policy-making initiatives from the risk monitoring and examination programs.
Making recommendations to management and assisting them with regard to policy determinations in matters under his or her jurisdiction. In this regard, initiating and participating in conferences with senior staff of the Division as well as other high ranking Commission officials for the purpose of determining and developing policies affecting REO and the Division.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: All applicants must possess the following
- J.D. or LL.B. degree
- Active membership of the bar in good standing in any state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (Note: proof of bar membership will be required before entry on duty.)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, applicants must also meet the minimum qualification requirement.
Applicant must have four years of post J.D. work experience as a practicing attorney three years of which includes analyzing and applying the provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933 and/or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and providing sound guidance and expertise in the evaluation of legal and policy issues. Knowledge of and understand the Commissions examination process of registered Investment Advisers and Investment Companies is preferred.
1. This position is open to all U.S. citizens and persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence and seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B).
2. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in you not being considered for this position.
3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.
4. FULL PERFORMANCE LEVEL: This position has promotion potential to the SK-16.
5. TRIAL PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a two-year trial period.
6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.
7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.
8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
9. This position is in the collective bargaining unit.
Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees: For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.
Disability Employment: For information on disability appointments please visit: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the occupational questionnaire. Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questionnaire. After review of your application materials, if you are determined to be minimally qualified, you will be referred to the selecting official.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
- Building Coalitions/Communications
- Knowledge and understanding of the Investment Company Act, Investments Advisers Act, Securities Act, Exchange Act and familiarity with other Federal Securities laws.
- Ability to analyze complex problems and devise innovative solutions
The Occupational Questionnaire will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete. To preview the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link View Assessment Questions